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God's Mercies after Suicide: Blessings Woven Through a Mother's Heart

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What if your child shot himself while you were in the next room? What if you held him as his heart beat for the last time? What if Satan whispered in your ear, "Now where is your God?" Find out how Jean Ann Williams reached out with her spirit and mind to the one true Father. Discover how the Lord God answered her, and walked alongside her in the most difficult grieving jo ...more
Kindle Edition, 315 pages
Published November 5th 2016
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Cindy
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A difficult subject handled with wisdom that comes from firsthand knowledge, any parent of a child killed by his own hand will find hope here. Jean WIlliams has not spared us the gut-wrenching heartbreak she went through at her son's death, nor has she left out the story of how she survived the days of darkness by clinging to our merciful and loving God. This is difficult to read, but at the same time, impossible to put down. Her story will do more than intrigue you. It will involve you in Ms. W ...more
N.N. Light
Suicide is a taboo subject in most Christian circles yet suicide rates have risen 24% since 1986. In this powerful book, Jean Ann Williams bares her soul and her grief as she details the suicide of her beloved son and her journey from despair to acceptance.



Williams takes it slow and describes her son’s suicide, her guilt, her grief and her recovery process. She’s honest with us, the reader, and doesn’t sugar-coat anything. She’s a devout Christian and like many of us who’ve been dealt with trage
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PAT ROWLAND
I have never suffered the loss of a child through suicide, but I have friends who have and I can't imagine greater heartache. I felt myself kind of tip-toeing onto each page at first. Would it be too hard to read? Would I feel as if I didn't belong, not having experienced anything this horrendous? What I found in God's Mercies after Suicide was a very warm and moving story about a mother and her son. Heart-wrenching pain was there, yes, but Jean Ann Williams also told about the good times with J ...more
Marsha
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
God's Mercies After Suicide; Having children is like wearing your heart on the outside of your body.
This book describes a mother who has learned how valuable God's peace is in the most difficult season of her life. The Author leads us down a path of a Spiritually Magnificence woman of an unlimited and loving God.
As she purposes to keep on going even when she was ready herself to give up, God's love kept this mother. Through this book you will learn that God's love allows us to rest, to gain und
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Dvora Elisheva
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I approached this book with interest, as I have known the author for many years, via an online writing group we are both in. Not having experienced suicide in my family, I read the entire book in one sitting--not at all how it was meant to be read. By the time I finished the book, I was deeply touched by Jean's experience, and moved by her insites. In thinking it over, I would definitely recommend reading this book as it was intended, one day at a time, and in writing out your own "Mother Memori ...more
Gail Hollingsworth
This was a heart wrenching book to read but I imagine helpful for those having experienced the same thing. I read this book in a single afternoon it was so compelling. I cannot fathom having to go through the loss of a child by their own hands, but this is what Jean Williams did. She was in the next room when she heard the gun shot, ran to her son's room and held him and felt the last beat of his heart.
Each chapter has scripture, the present day experiences, then Mrs. Williams's memories and a
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Sheuringd1988
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Journey through Grief

I wanted to read this book because a very similar thing happened in my own family, and I saw how generations were changed by that one moment. Dealing with tremendous loss, how do families cope day-to-day? Ms. Williams shares her innermost thoughts, fears, and challenges from her heart, giving us a portrait of Joshua, a dear child gone too soon. Her daily walk with our Savior, alert to His presence, and grateful for His gifts of the moment keeps her going forward. This is a
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Sheuringd1988
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to read this book because a very similar thing happened in my own family, and I saw how generations were changed by that one moment. Dealing with tremendous loss, how do families cope day-to-day? Ms. Williams shares her innermost thoughts, fears, and challenges from her heart, giving us a portrait of Joshua, a dear child gone too soon. Her daily walk with our Savior, alert to His presence, and grateful for His gifts of the moment keeps her going forward. This is a book I recommend both ...more
Becky Canfield
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a heart-wrenching story. No parent should have to go through the loss of a child, especially the way Jean did. This was a very good book despite the topic. While reading this book, I felt like I was right there with Jean as she described the days before and after. I would recommend this book to anyone, especially anyone going through the loss of a child, family member or
friend by suicide. I received this book through the Book Fun magazine and wanted to put my honest review on it out. This
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Susan Mills
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
SHARING

Jean Williams has shared with the reader her deepest, sharpest pain that a human being can suffer. Her frankness is heartbreaking and healing. This sweet woman has given us part of her spirit. I recommend this book.
Jackie
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
God’s Mercies After Suicide by Jean Ann Williams is a heartfelt journey through grief after her son’s death. Her son fought pain, illness, and depression and ended his life at home. With his mother in another room and unable to foresee or stop his action, he died quickly.
The author reminisces about her son—the happier moments and joy that he brought. She also shares the difficult times. She focuses on the joy that her boy was and thanks God for the precious times with him through the years. She
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Carrie Gould
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jean Ann Williams opens her heart and shares the grief she experienced followimg her son's suicide. This is such a beautiful devotional written for parents that have gone through the same trial. She shares memories of her son's life. She share's memories of the minutes, days and months following his death. There are pages after each section to write your own memories, prayers, and praises. I believe this book, God's Mercies After Suicide, will be a blessing to many.
I received a copy of this boo
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Gee  Dixon
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge, my-books
This is something a mother wants to go through is a loss of their own children. Jean Ann Williams, the author of this book tells her true story about losing her son to suicide. She tells memories of him and the days after his death with beautiful scriptures. If I could give this book more than a 5 start I would give it a 10+.
Mary
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“God’s Mercies After Suicide: Blessings Woven Through a Mother’s Heart,” by Jean Ann Williams is a heart-felt autobiography. The book is written with fifty-one short stories, memories really, with a scripture verse and a place to write your own story, your memory, your praise, and an encouraging verse of scripture. Reading this book as a daily devotional, and journaling your story, can be a good healing tool.
Jean Williams has taken the most painful event of her life and shared it with us, her
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Leslie M.
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While suicide is on the rise, it is a little discussed topic in many circles. Jean Ann Williams provides a powerful personal account as she recounts the suicide of her son Joshua. This is her journey from heartbreak to healing.

Williams lays it all on the table, from Joshua’s suicide, to her guilt, and finally to acceptance and recovery. Set up in a devotional format, the book is designed to help others deal with the heart-wrenching grief of life after the suicide of a loved one. Each reading co
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Peggy
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
God's Mercies After Suicide...reading this book touched my heart in a way I can't describe. No parent should have to endure the loss of a child . . . but to suicide? Unthinkable. Jean Ann Williams heart-breakingly relives the horror of her son's death by suicide. In these deeply transparent pages, her words will grip your heart and hang on, even after you close the book on its last page. I wept as I read about the overwhelming grief; coming to grips with the reality and finality, all poignantly ...more
Cynthia
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautifully written book. It drew me in, and I read it quickly. The narrative alternates between experiences with the child and after the suicide.
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Author Jean Ann Williams, the eldest in a large family, enjoys digging into her fascinating childhood to create stories for children. Having written over three hundred articles for children and adults, Road Trip of Delusion is her second book for ages twelve to ninety-nine. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She writes regularly at Putting on the New blog, Book Fun magazine, and ...more